Litchi Mission Rotator Instructions ALPHA!!!


This web application fulfills one step in the light painting process.

  1. In page one of Litchi Mission Rotator:
    1. Choose whether or not to skip waypoints that are too close together which would otherwise prevent the mission from being flown.
    2. Select the desired height above take-off of what will be the lowest waypoint after the mission is rotated.
    3. Use the file chooser to upload your CSV file.
    4. Generate the mission and review the resulting parameters.
  2. In page two of Litchi Mission Rotator:
    1. Review the parameters and calculations.
    2. Download the csv file.
  3. In the Litchi Mission Hub:
    1. Use the Missions menu to import the csv file created by Litchi Mission Rotator.
    2. Adjust the Litchi mission parameters (such as speed) as desired
    3. Go fly!
A rotated mission drawn from an image

This web application can be used to perform one step in the drone light painting process. The complete process for light painting is documented here. Briefly, the light painting process includes the following steps:

  • Acquiring an image defining the shape to be painted
  • Overlaying that image in Google Earth Pro
  • Manually drawing a path along the outline of that shape
  • Exporting that path from Google Earth Pro as a KMZ file
  • Rotating that path along the X-axis (Longitude-axis) using this web application
  • Importing that rotated mission into Litchi
  • Testing that mission using Virtual Litchi Mission
  • Flying the mission while recording a video of the flight with a tripod-mounted camera
Skip close waypoints:
Minimum Height:
Litchi CSV File Upload:

Recent Enhancements

  • 2023-10-06: In addition to rotating a Litchi mission, one can now upload and rotate KML and KMZ files while creating Litchi CSV output.
  • 2023-10-06: Added the ability to skip waypoints that are too close which would otherwise prevent the mission from being flown.
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by Wes Barris